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Two Blogs Collide

Two Blogs Collide
Photo-A-Day #1401

Today started with a very exciting morning of scoring 12 tickets to the Thursday June 25th show for Jimmy Buffett’s Summerzcool Tour. Even Buffett has gone Web 2.0. He’s on Twitter but his tweets are protected, that is no way to be social on a social network. But one thing that is being handled really well is the FaceBook account because every one of the shows in the Summerzcool tour has an event page. Our group is a large one and we shot for Thursday to guarantee (or hopefully guarantee) getting tickets. We got so many. I hope we can find homes for all of them. My best set of tickets were in the 4th section under the covering at the Comcast Center.

After that we packed up and went off to Bryant University. At the university there was a Chinese New Year Celebration. Since I am trying to learn Chinese in 15 Minutes A Day I thought a cultural immersion adventure would be great. I was right, it was pretty fun as there were dancers, martial arts students and singers.

We arrived to a fully packed gym with hundreds of seats. On stage awards were being given out for various reasons including many for service to the Chinese community. The United States Postal Service was also there for an unveiling of the Year of the Ox stamp. I was able to buy three sheets of stamps and I got a free Year of the Ox pin.

Unveiling the Year of the Ox Stamp

I also got some materials from a Chinese Christian Church that I can translate sometime.

The different acts that performed were very talented. There were some dancers like the ones above. The Dance was called Pretty Girls (Sichuan Opera) and was performed by Art Troupe of the High School Affiliated with the Renmin University of China. I edited the photo two ways here is the one with more saturated colors.

More color

Eva absolutely loved the dancers. She was rapt with attention and she also was very friendly. She was waving to everyone, dancing and trying to say hello to all the other kids. I have a bunch of photos from the day under the tag Chinese New Year Celebration.

You might notice that I got some nice shots of people performing. I was glad I brought my Xshot with me because I used my Xshot to take photos above the crowd. I also used the custom timer on my camera to take 10 photos in 5 second bursts and then kept the ones I liked.

Got Salt?

Got Salt?
Photo-A-Day #1398

The photo today is actually two-fold. I am very ready for the winter to be over. I want to get back outside and enjoy the nice weather. I have this project that I want to start with my bike, an Xshot, some home hacking to make a mount and of course, a camera.

As you might know I was pretty sick yesterday, just the flu but it knocked me out. I even got a flu shot because diabetics are supposed to get them. I never used to get them and I very rarely got sick. The only times I ever got sick was when the schedule changed so I was sick most holidays because I slowed down my routine and germs caught me. I can’t imagine myself any slower than I am today. The germs aren’t even getting any sport in catching me now.

The ray of sunshine on the horizon however is an upcoming concert that I really would love to go back to. We haven’t seen Jimmy Buffett in concert at Great Woods/Tweeter Center/Verizon Center/Comcast Center in years. But I cannot eloquently describe this amazing event half as well as one of my good friends. I think this guy should write his own blog on Marketing Spin. He is the master wordsmith.

Photo-A-Day #883b 09/08/07

If you’re attitude’s appalling, there’s a latitude that’s calling; get yourself past that continental shelf!!
Jimmy Buffett

Greetings fellow parrot heads!!

Tired of the cold?? Tired of the snow??? Gotta fly to St. Somewhere??? Well have no fear!! It’s time once again to start breaking out your flip
flops, grass skirts, cocconut attire, shark fins,and margarita tikis ladies and gentlemen, because our favorite tropical troubador, the barron of boat
drinks, the prince of palappas himself, the honorable Jimmy Buffett will once again be bringing that magical place somewhere just south of Disorder to the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Thursday, June 25th, and Saturday, June 27th!! Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 7th at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster!!! Start blowing up your inflatable parrots and sea planes people, this party will be here before you know it!!!!!

But as always, migrating a large flock of parrot heads to that magical place where summer spends the winter requires a bit of logistical planning, and I must once again call upon the loyal citizens of Margaritaville for some assistance. If any of you can help us in the quest for tickets to this party at the end of the world, your purchasing power will be most greatly appreciated by all who enter through these hallowed gates because of your efforts!! So if you can help out with buying tickets, please let me know so that we can more effectively coordinate our efforts on Saturday!!

Also, due to scheduling conflicts for some of the flip-flop faithful, as well as the fact that we seem to end up never being able to score tickets for the Saturday show anyway, we will be concentrating primarily on getting tickets for the show on Thursday, June 25th. (why the heck not; like I said, we never get tickets for the Saturday show no matter how hard we try anyway….)

So take heart O’ brethren of the boat drinks!! Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted a long winter yesterday, but if that stupid rodent had spent less time searching for his shadow and more time searching for his lost shaker of salt, he too would have had a change of latitude and attitude as we have, and would understand that spring, like Margaritaville, is a state of mind!!!

I look forward to seeing you all there!!!!

Don’t you just want to be there partying with us. We have such a great time each year. You may notice a few links in there. Those are to Buffett events past recaps going back to 2004. Enjoy.

And speaking of tickets that are worth the price of admission, IZEAFest 2009 is gearing up for some major stuff, a new site with tons of info and I mean tons of info. There are 33 early bird tickets left 33 that’s it. Once they sell out then there will be only full price tickets. Believe me, you want to get your tickets now because they are going to be more than worth it. So buy your IZEAFest 2009 Tickets today.